Month: December 2017

A review of 2017 with Jody Litt

In the first of a periodic series from the Drive Further senior management team, we asked Jody Litt, Claims Manager at MSL, for her take on the last 12 months and what she envisages for the business in 2018… The government’s personal injury (PI) reforms have been the dominant issue for our sector during 2017, despite that fact that the government has yet to publish a Bill. We are also still awaiting the second part of the MoJ’s PI consultation, which includes a call for evidence on credit hire. There’s no word on when that is due to be...

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Employment Tribunal claims double

Since 2013, disgruntled employees had been required to pay up to £1,200 to get to an employment tribunal; this had the effect of dramatically reducing the number of claims being issued against employers. However in August the Supreme Court ruled that tribunal fees were unlawful.  This decision has to feature as the biggest story in employment law this year, and raised excitement levels at Opsium to fever pitch. Well, for a few hours anyway. Feel the fear… The obvious concern for all employers was that if employees did not have to pay tribunal fees to issue proceedings and go...

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The Compensation Myths

In 2014, the Association of Personal Injury Solicitors (APIL) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) came together to create a document highlighting seven common myths about compensation. They provided evidence to the contrary to counteract popular misconceptions about the so-called compensation culture. Three years later, amid the latest round of proposed reforms to personal injury, we revisited those myths to determine whether there are any facts to supplant the fiction. Here is the full and final PDF detailing our findings in the hope that this puts an end to the compensation myths. The Compensation Myths...

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Are driverless cars closer than we think?

For years now we have heard people wax lyrical about driverless tech and the future of automated travel. The main issue holding things back is how to insure driverless cars. Although that could be about to change. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) and Thatcham Research have put their heads together to come up with a list of criteria which will determine what is, and is not, a safe driverless vehicle. The 10-point list includes key features and performance criteria: Naming: clearly describes automated capability Law abiding: complies with UK traffic laws and the Highway Code Location specific: functionality is limited...

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